Remit, constitution and means of operation
The overall aim of the Local Governing Body is to support and challenge its school in order to effect improvements in the educational provision on offer.
In pursuit of this aim, the Governing Body's 3 core functions are:
- ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction;
- holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
- overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
The Local Governing Body of Elm C of E Primary School comprises:
- up to 8 Members appointed by the Directors of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust;
- 2 Staff Members (elected by the staff community);
- not less than 2 Parent Members (elected by the parent community);
- the Headteacher;
- the Incumbent (“Incumbent” means, at the discretion of the Archdeacon, either the priest of the All Saint’s Church, or such other person from within the Archdeaconry as the Archdeacon shall nominate, and the Directors shall approve).
The Local Governing Body meets 8 times a year, and operates as a whole. Whilst it does not have committees for general business, Working Parties will, on occasion, be set up for specific short-term purposes. Each governor has a portfolio of responsibilities, and monitors provision in relation to his/her designated areas, reporting back to the Local Governing Body.
In addition to attending meetings of the Local Governing Body, our governors visit the school frequently for a variety of purposes, and are often to be seen at school events. Once a term, all governors spend a day in school, undertaking Learning Walks, Pupil Voice and meeting with Subject Leads.